Patrick Zavorskas is a current Brookdale employee serving as the Social Media Coordinator and Research Assistant for the Caroline Huber Holistic Wellness Center. Being a Brookdale graduate, he feels honored to give back to the community and work with the people who have provided support in such a crucial time. He is currently in the process of revamping the ALLY Program at Brookdale and aims to create a safer and more inclusive environmnet on campus.
Being rasied Catholic while gay can often create conflict when the environment itself is not supportive of your sexuality. For most of his young life, Zavorskas often felt quite unsure of the consequences that would come with coming out. The feeling of rejection and internalized fear caused underlying mental health and depression issues but also an opportunity to kickstart conversations around mental health.
Please join the Psychology and Human Services Club as we go past the surface and have a “Real Talk” about the challenges of Stigma.
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